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Username: faithbanks - Classifieds Buyer Scam


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Jan 31, 2007, 11:50 PM
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The following scam has been reported:


Subject: Classifieds - Response to your Ad
Date: 31 Jan 2007 13:32:42 -0000


On 31-Jan-2007 someone submitted their contact information in response
your ad in the Classifieds. Please reply to this email to
contact the person directly.

Username = faithbanks

Name = faith

FromEmail =

City = marion

Country = usa

Comments = Hello,

We are co-operate agency that deals in all type of items online
on the website,we deal globally and we have clients arround the globe we
purchase on their behalf,we have a client who has great interest in your

These are the requirements if you are interested in selling:

1)The payment will be by US money order/check..

2)It will be in excess because it will include my commission,shipping
charges,and other miscellaneous expenses and the excess funds you will send
to my shipper VIA ANY WESTERN UNION OUTLET closest to you to enable him
make arrangements on how item is to be picked up...ok.

3)The item will be shipped to Asia and i have a shipper to handle

4)Forward your contact name and address,phone # for payment issuance if
are willing to sell the item immediately..

Do contact me ASAP via email for futher questions
if any as regards this transaction,thank You as i await
your fast response.


Click here to read more about these kind of scams.


  • DO NOT do business with anyone who offers to send you payment for a higher amount than your selling price with the understanding that you'll send back the balance.

  • Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of a "client" or another "customer".

  • Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be from Nigeria or West Africa

  • If you agree to accept a check payment, then do not send anything, gear or "change" before the check cleared. And be careful, if you manage to clear a fraudulent check then you may be liable for the damages if the bank finds out later. Make sure your bank authenticates the check.

  • If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.
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